Posts Categorized: Car Accident Lawyer

How Vicarious Liability Can Help You Win Your Car Accident Settlement

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When you suffer an injury in a car accident, you may benefit by filing a personal injury claim against the negligent party. What does vicarious liability mean, and how can you win your accident case? Find important information below, then speak to our Rockford car accident lawyers at Fisk & Monteleone about more details. Vicarious… Read more »

Most Common Injuries Sustained in Auto Accidents

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Injuries in a car accident are a common occurrence. To be sure, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation, of 285,477 total reported crashes in the year 2013, there were 85,031 injuries reported. When an injury occurs that required medical care, seeking an experienced Rockford car accident attorney may be within you best interest. The… Read more »

How To Identify And Avoid Black Ice

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Car accidents can happen anytime, but winter is hazardous because of ice, snow, and rain. As the weather chills, black ice can become a hazardous driving condition. Fortunately, you can learn how to identify and avoid black ice, as highlighted below. If you are injured in a car accident that someone else caused, speak to… Read more »

Do Age And Gender Have Any Impact On Car Accidents?

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Auto safety is so important. However, more than 35,000 people die in US car accidents annually. Thousands more are hurt. But who are the people most often injured and killed in car accidents? Which ages and gender see more traffic crashes? Find out below if age and gender affect the frequency of car accidents. Then,… Read more »

How To Help Your Personal Injury Lawyer Win Your Case

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There are about six million car accidents in the United States annually, with tens of thousands of injuries and deaths. If you are in a car accident and retain a Boone County car accident lawyer, you will want them to obtain as much compensation for you as possible. This will help you cover medical bills,… Read more »

Leading Causes of Car Accidents Involving Young Drivers

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Nationwide, drivers under 21 only make up about 5% of the motorists on highways and byways. Yet younger drivers cause about 10% of the fatal collisions on our roads. Although these wrecks have the same basic causes as some other kinds of wrecks, young driver collisions are complex legal matters. For example, these collisions often… Read more »

How to Prevent Cold-Weather Car Accidents

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The unpredictable nature of dangerous winter weather increases the number of car accidents in December, January, and February. However, the weather does not “cause” these wrecks. Instead, driver error causes them, at least in most cases. So, it stands to reason that driver caution could prevent these accidents, once again at least in most cases…. Read more »

How Common Are Car Accidents in Ogle County Illinois?  

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Vehicle collisions kill or seriously injure thousands of people in Ogle County every year. Human error, mostly driver error is behind over 90 percent of car accidents. Typically, this error involves negligence or a lack of care. Most noncommercial drivers have a duty of reasonable care. They must ensure that both they and their vehicles… Read more »

Is Hit and Run a Felony in Illinois?

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Largely depending on the nature of the accident, hit and run is usually a felony in Illinois. All drivers, whether they were at fault for the accident, have a responsibility to stop at the first safe location, wait for emergency responders to arrive, and render aid if possible. Unfortunately for victims, police officers close fewer… Read more »

Why Photos Matter In Car Accidents

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Most of us have probably heard the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. This common idiom is usually true in car wreck claims. We are not just talking about still photos of the accident scene, which first responders often use for investigation purposes. At least one traffic, security, or other camera… Read more »